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September 2009

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks

This probably goes under the category of kids’ things that I love more than the kids do, but this book is a work of pure genius, a collection of fourteen rhyming stories by Calef Brown. The illustrations are super cool, the type of thing I’d love to frame and hang in Leta’s room. And then [...]

My old man

Today is my dad’s 68th birthday. I can remember driving over to his house in my 1979 Datsun 510 back in Memphis and hammering a sign into his yard that said, “Happy 50th Dad!” That was EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO. Whooo-ahhhh? I called to wish him a happy birthday, and get this! My dad finally got [...]